Current version: 1.0
Requires Apple IIgs System 5.0.2 or later

StampOut! is a simple temporary initialization file that configures the ProDOS File System Translator (FST) to not update modification dates for nested trees of directories every time a file is modified. Instead, only the directory in which the file is actually located is updated.

Normally, if you save a file at :Hard.Disk:Documents:AWGS.Files:MyRecipes, the ProDOS FST updates the time stamps on the directories Hard.Disk, Documents, and AWGS.Files, as well as the file MyRecipes. With StampOut! installed, only AWGS.Files and MyRecipes get updated.

This can very slightly improve performance when writing files to disks. The difference may or may not be noticeable, depending on the specific application.

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